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Most Pastors Won’t Be Asked to Perform Same Sex Weddings

Only 11% of Protestant pastors have been asked to perform same sex weddings. Only 1% of Baptists were asked to perform same sex weddings and 9% of Methodist pastors were asked the same. The most likely to be asked to perform a same sex wedding were Presbyterian pastors, 26%, and Lutheran, 19%.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Most pastors who oppose same sex marriage will not be faced with challenges related to marrying same sex couples since the majority of same sex couples seek out affirming ministers.
  • A Small Trend? While same sex marriage is all over the news, only 11% of Protestant pastors have been asked to perform same sex weddings.
  • DIY Ministers and Judges: Many websites offer minister credentials for a fee, and judges can also marry same sex couples. Could there be future unintended consequences for the wider church if pastors are replaced more frequently?
  • Affirming Pastors Wanted: Presbyterian and Lutheran pastors are the most frequently used ministers for same sex wedding ceremonies since their denominations affirm same sex marriage.
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